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Religion studies cover a broad spectrum of interests. Learn more!
Meaning of Life
Our courses wrestle with the questions of whether there is a god, if we have a soul, why people believe what they believe, and where our moral guidelines come from.
Our courses create a space to explore religious beliefs, practices, lifestyles, institutions, scriptures, and morality without the requirement of any commitment to them.
Our courses explore what it means to be religious in the contemporary world. The religion program offers field trips to various places of worship and facilitates interfaith encounters in the U.S. and abroad.
Studying cultures is less about exotic food and clothing as it is about understanding the cultural codes as well as the history and the religious traditions that shape them.
Our department offers courses in environmental ethics in addition to courses that explore general attitudes of religious thinkers and practitioners around the globe towards nature.
Our courses explore the beliefs and morals that define our relationship to animals. And they test our notion of what it means to be human.